The soft, powdery bark of the slippery elm is actually multi-faceted. You can soak it in cold water then add it to juice, pureed fruit, and hot cereals... among other possibilities. For tea, add a teaspoon of Slippery Elm to a glass jar half filled with cold water, put the lid on tight, and shake. Then add hot water and shake again. Let the tea sit for only a minute or two: the longer it sits, the thicker it becomes. Comes in a clear container. Store in a dark, cool shelf with other herbs, spices or teas.